How  are elections won

Compare and contrast interest
groups and political parties.

Compare and contrast interest
groups and political parties. Provide examples in your discussion of their
similarities and differences. What advantages do interest groups offer that
political parties don’t? What advantages do political parties offer that
interest groups don’t?


are the various strategies employed by interest groups to accomplish their
goals? Discuss each of these strategies along with their effectiveness. Which of
these strategies are utilized the most and why? Provide examples of


is a political party? What are the various functions of parties? Which of these
functions do you find most important and why? Provide examples and even
reference personal experiences if applicable.


types of people are most likely to vote? Provide examples and explain why
these groups are more likely than others to vote. Discuss their interests
and abilities in your answer.


are elections won? In other words, what distinguishes candidates who win from
those who lose? Have these factors changed over time? Are the current factors
that influence electoral outcomes positive or negative for a democratic society?
Explain and provide examples.


is the most important factor in determining whether someone will vote in
an election? Why is this particularly factor more important than other factors?
Does this hold true for all countries or just the U.S.?